Speaking as a Religious Minority in Mormon Country

Our stories were different, and yet Ossama, Sahar, Haroon and I had a commonality in our experiences. We all were religious minorities in America. Each of us had dealt with being stereotyped or maligned because we were not Christian and because those around us knew so little about our faiths. We knew too of incidents that had affected Muslims, Jews and other religious minorities in our own communities or nearby towns. Continue reading

Reflections from a Religion Writing Conference, Plus Major Award for Faith Ed

Faith Ed wins a national religion book award and the author’s reflections on a national religion writing conference. Continue reading

Faith Ed Book Review, Interview Round-up

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Here are links to book reviews, when available online, and interviews:

Jewish Book Council review.

Boston Globe review by Kate Tuttle.

Wichita Eagle Review by former religion editor Tom Schaefer.

New York Times Sunday Book Review by Naomi Schaefer Reilly.

 Religion & Education has reviewed Faith Ed. and given it a nod in a foreword, too. Many thanks to the journal editor Mike Waggoner and reviewer Nicholas Piediscalzi. Here’s a snippet from the review, which also included Dr. Piediscalzi’s wonderful insight about … Continue reading

Launch Day Photos & More in Latest Faith Ed Newsletter

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Greetings and thanks to all who came to Porter Square Books on Tuesday for the launch of Faith Ed! As you can see from the photo above, it was a huge crowd. The store says around 100, very big for them.

I got there a bit early to sign multiple books. Perhaps the biggest buyer? My wonderful mother-in-law, who bought nine in all, including a bunch for her book club. Sherry McIntyre, a teacher featured in my book, came all … Continue reading